Winding and warping, Republic of Ireland, 1783.
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Stipple engraving by William Hincks showing the manufacture of linen. A man is spinning flax at the back of the room, while in the foreground a man is operating a machine to wind the skeins of linen thread on to a large wooden frame. On the left of the picture a man is weaving the threads into linen cloth.